NEW ORLEANS, LA, September 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Join shipbuilding executives from Bollinger Shipyards, All American Marine, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding and Fincantieri Marine Group as they discuss the outlook for second-tier workboat-building shipyards at a WorkBoat.com webinar this month.
"The Future of Shipbuilding: A WorkBoat Interactive Discussion," will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The free webinar is set for 1 p.m. (ET). To register, visit www.WorkBoat.com
"This webinar will bring together top shipyard executives from the East, West and Gulf coasts and the Great Lakes," said WorkBoat Editor-in-Chief David Krapf, who will moderate the webinar. "This is a great opportunity to discuss the future of boatbuilding in the U.S. with some of our nation's leading second-tier boatyards."
Participating in the webinar are:
Chris Bollinger is president of Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., which specializes in new construction, steel fabrication, repair and conversion of a wide variety of military and commercial offshore and inland vessels. Bollinger currently operates 10 shipyards located throughout South Louisiana and Texas.
Matt Mullett is CEO of All American Marine, Bellingham, Wash., which builds aluminum monohull and multihull aluminum boats. The shipyard is a leading builder of high-speed passenger catamarans, excursion boats and research vessels.
Peter Duclos, president of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass., has more U.S. pilot boats in operation than any other shipyard. The yard also builds tugs, fire and patrol/rescue boats, research vessels, and high-speed catamaran ferries.
Francesco Valente is president and CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group, which includes Marinette Marine Corp. (MMC), Bay Shipbuilding Co. (BSC) and ACE Marine. MMC in Marinette, Wis., was founded in 1942 and has built more than 1,500 vessels for government and commercial clients. BSC in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., traces its roots in building Great Lakes vessels back to 1918. A new shipyard, ACE Marine, located in Green Bay, Wis., is an all-aluminum shipbuilder and builder of the Response Boat-Medium for the U.S. Coast Guard.
The WorkBoat.com webinar series allows the marine industry to stay on top of what's going on in the workboat industry and the outlook for the future -- from business management to marine industry specific topics.
For more information:
Diversified Business Communications
Phone: (207) 842-5624About the WorkBoat Professional Series
The webinar is presented as a part of the WorkBoat Professional Series and is designed to keep the commercial marine business community informed and on top of what's going on in the industry today and what's in store for the future.
WorkBoat.com is the largest commercial marine member-supported website, with over 30,000 members. Each registrant for the webinar receives a free membership in WorkBoat.com.
For more information visit www.WorkBoat.com